5 Recent Meals, all well-received:
Tempeh and Collard Greens with Garlic from the "Real Food Daily Cookbook." Made for a big family dinner and it was a big hit. Eaten up to the last bite. Used collards from my grandpa's ever-abundant garden.
Risotto with Peas and Basil, Italian Carrots with fresh parsley and oregano, roasted asparagus. The risotto and carrots were both from Donna Klein's book "Vegan Italiano." I've owned it for a while but this was my first time breaking it open. Both good, but I must say, the carrots were especially delicious. Musty says "lots of flavor."
Not attractive. I was skeptical from the get-go. But Erik Marcus over at Vegan.com chose this Plantain Omelet as one of 2008's top recipes. So I gave it a go. My oh my. It was freaking great! I used less cashew cream filling than recommended, just as a way of cutting down on the fat. Wonderful, rich flavors... totally new and unexpected. And not that hard. Also majorly filling. I made two gigantic omelets, but we ended up each eating half and eating the other half for lunch the next day.
Roasted Corn Soup from "Voluptuous Vegan." Delicious! Colorful! 100% local! Right on!
To go with the soup: "Salisbury Seitan" also from Real Food. First I made the RFD Chicken Seitan, which I love. Then I stumbled across this never-before-tried recipe. It's a big hit! The marinade is fast and rich, and once you've made your seitan and marinated it, the whole thing only cooks for 15 minutes in the oven. Fast, robust flavor, high protein, good texture. Yum.